Happy 808 Day! Check out this documentary about the classic Roland drum machine

It being August 8th (8/08), it is customary to a groundbreaking piece of kit that still forms the backbone of much electronic (and indeed popular) music, close to four decades

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Artificial Life Begins At 40: Why Kraftwerk’s The Man-Machine is more relevant now than ever… [May 1978]

“We’re charging our battery, and now we’re full of energy. We are the robots.” Kraftwerk’s The Man-Machine was released 40 years ago this week (May 19, 1978), and while the

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Think you know David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’? You’ve never heard it like this before…

As today is ‘Aphex Twin Day’ (Avril 14th), I’ve dug up one from the archives that is perhaps more suited to Halloween than a Saturday afternoon in April. After all

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Injected With A Poison’s strange, ecumenical origins…

Injected With A Poison by Praga Khan is one of most frenetic rave tracks of the early 90s, packed with piano stabs, synth bursts, and a smattering of whoops and

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12 TUNES OF CHRISTMAS: Incredible Intros. #1: New Order – Blue Monday [1983]

Well, we’ve made it. Over the past 12 days, 909originals has brought you what it deems to be the most devastating track openers and incredible intros in the history of

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Der Dritte Raum – Hale Bopp [August 1998]

It’s rare enough that you can say that a particular track could have been released ‘at any time in the last 20 years’ and still sound relevant, but then Der

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Aphex Twin on harnessing the power of dreams… [April 1995]

Aphex Twin, aka Richard D James, has been behind some of the most dramatic soundscapes and piercing noise of the past 25 years, and as the Limerick-born impresario’s interview with

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Holger Czukay – Cool In The Pool forever…

While I never considered myself a fan, I always admired Krautrock band Can for their persistent driving rhythms and dashes of psychedelia – and thus I was sad to learn

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Remembering the time Kraftwerk played a field near Luton [June 1997]…

Since the launch of their Tour de France Soundtracks album in 2003, Kraftwerk have been touring fairly regularly – 909originals has been lucky enough to see them five times –

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Indigenous culture meets electronica…

Today (9 August) is the UN ‘International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples’, and while indigenous culture and electronic music aren’t always considered in the same breath, a bunch of

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